Pastel Pintura Obscura: A Dark and Whimsical Art Exhibit
@ Pilsen Outpost
1637 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Opening Friday, September 6th, from 6PM - 10PM
On view through Sunday, September 29th
VampKira Art & Pilsen Outpost present to you;
𝒫𝒶𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓁 Pintura Obscura – A Dark and Whimsical Art Exhibit
Artists will be able to express their dark art aesthetic using pastel colors, glitterguts, and cute body parts.
Opening reception: September 6, 2019 | 6:00-10:00p
Show runs through Sept. 29th
This years Pintura Obscura theme is “Pastel Gore”. Pastel gore is an art form where the subject is colorful in Pastel color tones, but still has a “dark art aesthetic”. The kawaii culture often depicts cuteness overload in Japan. Images, and characters, like “Hello Kitty”, help cheer you up from the everyday mundane world. The dark version of Kawaii is called Yami Kawaii, where the word “yamii” translates to darkness. This subculture in Japan incorporates elements of harsh realities like illness, mental health, death or depression, in a “cute” way using a pastel color pallet.
Pintura Obscura is in its 3rd annual dark arts themed exhibit. Created to showcase dark and whimsical artists who have an obscure point of view.
Art by Rembry
Delilah “Zena” Salgado
Jason Michael West
Madame Moth Odds & Ends
Made by Dom
IG: @PINTURAOBSCURA #pinturaobscura
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